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Arthur E Amborski

Military

Arthur E. “Art” Amborski was born in Buffalo, New York.
Amborski went on to play second base for the Newsboys Association in the Municipal Baseball League after high school, but was inducted into military service in September 1943.

A sergeant with the Army Air Force, Amborski served as a radio operator/ball turret gunner on a Consolidated B-24J Liberator with the 742nd Bomb Squadron of the 455th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force, making long range strategic bombing missions against enemy military, industrial and transportation targets in Italy, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary, Romania, and Yugoslavia.

On June 26, 1944, Sgt. Amborski was aboard B-24J "Rusty Dusty" (#42-99771) that departed from 742nd’s airfield at San Giovanni near Cerignola, Italy, to bomb an oil refinery at Moosbierbaum in Austria. The B-24 failed to return to San Giovanni and Sgt. Amborski and its crew were reported missing. It was not until April 1945, that news was finally received that Sgt. Amborski had been killed when the B-24 was shot down by German fighters and crashed near Neuaigen, Austria. His body was recovered at the crash site and buried in the cemetery at Tulln, Austria before being relocated to the Ardennes American Cemetery in Liege, Belgium in 1947.

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Service

Units served with

  • 742nd Bomb Squadron
  • 455th Bomb Group

    455th Bomb Group

    Group
    The group was activated July 1943 with four essentially stand-alone bomb squadrons: 740th, 741st, 742nd, and 743rd. After a somewhat nomadic training regimen with dilapidated equipment, the pieces of the group came together at Langley, VA in October...

Events

Event Location Date
Born Buffalo, NY, USA 1924
Died Neuaigen, 4362 Neuaigen, Austria 26 June 1944

On June 26, 1944, Sgt. Amborski was aboard B-24J "Rusty Dusty" (#42-99771) that departed from 742nd’s airfield at San Giovanni near Cerignola, Italy, to bomb an oil refinery at Moosbierbaum in Austria. The B-24 failed to return to San Giovanni and Sgt. Amborski and its crew were reported missing. It was not until April 1945, that news was finally received that Sgt. Amborski had been killed when the B-24 was shot down by German fighters and crashed near Neuaigen, Austria. His body was recovered at the crash site and buried in the cemetery at Tulln, Austria before being relocated to the Ardennes American Cemetery in Liege, Belgium in 1947.

Buried 1947

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2016 15:21:23 A. van Erp Changes to service number and events
Sources

www.wwiimemorial.com

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2015 14:39:55 general ira snapsorter Created entry with surname, middlename, firstname, nickname, nationality, highest rank, biography, events, unit associations and media associations
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Created entry with personal, biographical details and media by courtesy of Gary Bedingfield at :
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